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Document Details


Title: Thomas Minniece
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on August 15, 1978 with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece. Minniece was born in Meridian, Mississippi on October 9, 1912. He received a BA degree from the University of Texas in 1933 and a law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1936. In 1939, Minniece was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives but resigned in 1941 to serve in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He served as Chancellor of the 12th District from 1948 until 1953. Minniece served as a member of the Lauderdale County Election Commission from 1956 to 1964, and he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1952. In addition, Minniece taught political science and history at Meridian Junior College from 1968 to 1978.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohminniecetp.html
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Minniece, Thomas Y., 1912-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 9-Oct-1912
Speaker place of birth: Meridian, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 15-Aug-1978
Interviewer: Healy, Tom
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023611-25129